Postgame Notes: Nebraska 23, #20 Michigan 9

Oct. 27, 2012

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• Tonight's attendance of 86,160 marked the second-largest home crowd in Nebraska's Memorial Stadium history.

• Senior/junior kicker Brendan Gibbons posted a career-long 52-yard field goal in the second quarter. Gibbons' field goal is tied for the sixth longest in U-M history, and it is the longest kick by a Wolverine since Hayden Epstein connected on a 57-yard field goal against Michigan State on Nov. 3, 2001.

• For the second consecutive game, Gibbons tied a career high with three field goals; he has accomplished that feat five times in his career.

• Gibbons has connected on 27 career field goal attempts, surpassing Epstein (26, 1998-2001) for seventh in program history.

• Senior/junior defensive tackle Quinton Washington posted his first career forced fumble, while redshirt freshman defensive end Keith Heitzman tallied his first career fumble recovery.

• In the third quarter, freshman defensive end Mario Ojemudia posted his first career interception.

• Prior to leaving Saturday night's game, senior quarterback Denard Robinson completed 6-of-11 passes for 55 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards.

• With 4,175 career rushing yards, Robinson remains in fifth place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category. He needs three more yards to reach the fourth spot, currently held by Tyrone Wheatley (4,178, 1991-94).

1. Mike Hart (2004-07): 5,040 yards
2. Anthony Thomas (1997-2000): 4,472 yards
3. Jamie Morris (1984-87): 4,393 yards.
4. Tyrone Wheatley (1991-94): 4,178 yards
5. Denard Robinson (2009-present): 4,175 yards

• Sophomore/freshman fullback Joe Kerridge registered his first career collegiate reception, a 12-yard catch in the third quarter.

• Senior defensive end Craig Roh collected two tackles-for-loss, including one sack for a loss of 10 yards. Roh has 25.5 TFLs in his career.

• Dating back to last season, sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan has posted a tackle-for-loss in 13 of his last 14 games.

• Michigan has not allowed an opponent to score on its opening offensive drive all season. U-M and Penn State are the only two Big Ten teams that have not allowed their opponents to score on the opening series.

• Michigan limited Nebraska to 34 yards of total offense and one first down in the opening quarter. The Wolverines held the Cornhuskers to eight yards on six first-quarter carries.

• Fifth-year senior linebacker Kenny Demens posted the eighth double-digit tackle effort of his career, finishing the game with a team-best 10 stops.

• Tonight's game marked Michigan's first trip to Lincoln since 1911, when the Wolverines and Cornhuskers played to a 6-6 tie.

• Despite the loss, Michigan leads the all-time series vs. Nebraska, 4-3-1.

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